Monthly Archives: March, 2014

Legos by Linlee

Linlee built this Lego house and colored the backdrop for it as well.  She also has a night-time backdrop with a black sky and stars.  At bed time, she puts the night-time backdrop around the house and each morning she puts the daytime backdrop around it.  Inside the house she has Lego people lying on …

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It takes a village.

I observed an interesting incident at Holly’s preschool today.  At pick-up time, the adults were asked to wait outside (normally we come on in) because the class was getting their picture taken.  No problem.  We mums and grandmums stood outside making chit-chat while we waited.  Then the door was opened and one little guy came …

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Still captivated by Frozen.

Home from preschool and watching Frozen while she eats lunch. She has now seen the movie countless times, but I have a feeling we’ll be on a daily with it for a while longer.  

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Ridiculously Big Disney Eyes

I’m talking about the Disney princesses and the strange, almost alien-looking evolution of their eye size.  What’s going on here?  I know that people respond more positively to big, doe eyes, but there is a line and it’s definitely been crossed.  I was first disturbed by this trend with Rapunzel from Tangled (a movie which …

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Frozen: mission accomplished.

This is one happy little girl!  We stopped at Target after Little Gym class this morning.  We had one objective; to leave with the movie Frozen (the DVD was released today).  It was 11:15 in the morning and the Frozen stand by the check-out lanes was already half empty.  I assume they had more back …

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I packed Linlee a green lunch for school; sandwich, green grapes, broccoli, and a green cookie.  She said she ate everything except the broccoli.  Ha.

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Evening at the Seattle Aquarium

Last night we got to be part of a special event at the Seattle Aquarium.  Families with children with disabilities were invited for a night of sea life fun.  The girls had a blast!  All the children had a blast.  But perhaps most significantly, the parents did too.  It was a night free of judgement; …

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Oh, Miss Holly.

This child has had a rough 24 hours.  She has hurt herself no less than four times.  She is not overly tired or coming down with a bug that I know of.  She simply is not yet in control of her abundance of energy.  For instance, yesterday she hurled herself backwards on the couch while …

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Mémé’s Birthday

My mom’s birthday was last Tuesday, but we celebrated this weekend.  We went to a hibachi style restaurant (like Benihana’s) for dinner.  Four out of the five of us had a great meal.  Little Holly was too distraught to enjoy hers.  She was completely thrown the moment another couple sat down at our table.  She …

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The To-mah-to Garden

Linlee and Holly love the British cartoon Peppa Pig.  Because they know every episode by heart, they have picked up some of the phrases and pronunciations.  For instance, you may say tomato, but Holly says tomahto.  Here she is pretending to read Oswald’s Garden:

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